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Victory 20

Event ID: 161

14 February 1917

50.45697680258203, 2.8229973925919714
West of Loos
Loos

Source ID: 13

Under the guns of the Red Baron, Norman Franks, Hal Giblin and Nigel McCrery

ISBN: 9781898697275

Combat Report: 1200 hrs. BE two-seater. Lens-Hulloch road, west of Loos. Occupants: one killed, the other severely wounded. Name of pilot: Lieutenant Bonnet (died). No details concerning plane, as wreckage landed in the fire zone. After flying back from a conference with Jasta Boelcke, I spotted an enemy artillery flyer at a height of 2.000 metres, west of Loos. I attacked the enemy and approached him unnoticed to some 50 metres. After several hundred shots, the plane dashed down, falling into our trenches. The pilot was killed in the air, observer seriously injured when landing. Weather: fine.

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